It's very grey and dreary here in the UK at the moment. I'm finding myself longing for Spring and flowers. I feel like I've had my fill of Winter. The snow, the frost and the icicles were magical but I'm ready for green shoots, the yellows and purples of Spring flowers and my washing hanging in the garden. Trouble is we're only half way through January. Signs of Spring are a long way off yet unless you count Easter eggs making an appearance at Tesco as a sign of Spring. But there is still plenty to be cheerful about :o)
Reasons to be Cheerful
1) Fragrant thing
I limped into Tesco briefly yesterday to purchase my traditional post-Christmas cheery-up flowers. Hyacinths, freesias and tulips.
They aren't at their best yet but they're getting there.
2) Colourful thing
Although my washing cannot go outside yet it provided me with a bright moment this morning when I tumbled it out of the machine into my basket.
3) Stripy things.
I love my stripy socks. They're from Gudrun Sjödén. I'll be glad when I can wear two of them again though.
4) New Thing
You might remember this post. The tenth picture down shows our dust-magnet TV stand. How I hated it. Now at last we have replaced it with something much nicer.
5) Thankful thing
I have not had to evacuate my home because of floods. I know some of my readers are from flood affected parts of Australia. I do hope things are not too dreadful for you and that life soon gets back to normal.
I see on the news that floods have hit Brazil and Sri Lanka very badly too.